Transducer fundamentals


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Regtien, Paul P.L. (2005) Transducer fundamentals. In: Handbook of Measuring Systems Design. Wiley, Malden, MA, USA, pp. 717-724. ISBN 9780471497394

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Abstract:A transducer is an essential part of any information process- ing system that operates in more than one physical domain. These domains are characterized by the type of quantity that provides the carrier of the relevant information. Exam- ples are the optical, electrical, mechanical, and magnetic domains. A transducer is the part of the instrument that converts information about a measurand from one domain into another, ideally without information loss. So, a trans- ducer can formally be defined as a device that converts one form of energy into another, with the intention of preserving information.
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Copyright:© 2005 Wiley
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/0471497398
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